Quick Black Bean Soup
Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 10 minutes
This is one of those recipes that you can put together in 5 minutes, yet it always is a favorite with everyone. Even kids like it- and vegetable haters too, although you may want to use a bit less hot sauce for those people.
- 3-15 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup fresh salsa
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder
- several dashes hot sauce
Reserve 1 cup of the beans in a separate bowl, place the remaining beans, the vegetable broth and the salsa in a blender jar. Process until fairly smooth, then pour into a saucepan. Mash the reserved beans slightly with a fork or bean/potato masher. Add to the saucepan with the remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes to blend flavors. Adjust seasoning to taste before serving.
Hint: This is great to make ahead of time and then heat just before serving. Make a double batch so you can enjoy a quick bowl of soup when you are hungry.